Introducing Autumn 20 'MARMONT'

Yu Mei presents our Autumn 20 collection MARMONT. Inspired by the famed Chateau Marmont, a grande dame of scandal and decadence. MARMONT introduces rich emerald hues reminiscent of the coniferous trees that surround the building’s facade, contrasted with acidic lime and velvety cognac. Familiar styles are reimagined in new textures, with the much-anticipated croc texture.

We also welcome three key new styles, that cleverly transform to perform double duty.

The Suki Clutch is a petite box clutch style in a structured embossed croc finish. Suki has a removable casual crossbody strap and additional coloured Deer Nappa strap option that transforms Suki into a chic evening bag.

The Milly Bag is a compact, bonded suede mini-tote with extra long zip tab, interior card slots and a removable crossbody strap. Milly can be worn with side panels tucked in for a square shape.

The Claudia Tote is an oversized version of the Milly bag and a sophisticated travel companion. Featuring clip-together covered button side panels, a hanging interior pocket and a clever travel sleeve on the exterior that slides over suitcase handles. With a zippable bottom, this sleeve ingeniously converts into a pocket.

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Introducing the Milly Bag

The most hotly-anticipated bag of the season, our new ¾ Milly Bag launches in four new colourways, Cognac Croc, Lime, Shortbread and Black Nappa.

Milly is an effervescent PR maven with exceptionally good taste. Gregarious and ever organised, she will be your chicest companion for every occasion. A compact, bonded suede mini-tote with extra long zip tab, interior card slots and removable crossbody strap. Milly can also be worn with side panels tucked in for a square shape.

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Yu Mei Presents: From Land to Luxury

Yu Mei was built with transparency and and integrity at our core, we are excited to share with you, our community, the Yu Mei story through our new film, Land to Luxury. Come along on the journey from the backcountry in Hawea to the glittering lights of Hong Kong and back to our design studio and Yu Mei Flagship in Wellington.

We believe responsibility is our duty, which is why we demand traceability records of animals and farmers, tannery processes and manufacturing policies from all hands involved in our supply chain.

We hope you enjoy this look into all that is involved in each Yu Mei piece, from land to luxury.

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Yu Mei Bag Care

Introducing Yu Mei’s Bag Care range, designed specifically to treat the premium buttery soft skin synonymous with Yu Mei. As it is a skin itself, deer nappa demands the sort of care with which you would treat your own skin. The Leather Balm can be applied with the soft touch of your fingertips, to cleanse, hydrate and provide essential nourishment for your Yu Mei bag. Follow with the Protector Spray for an invisible shield to ward against moisture. Ensure your bag is hydrated and protected to extend its longevity and weather your journey with you.

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Yu Mei Buyback Initiative

Yu Mei is committed to responsible consumption and cultivating sustainable buying habits within our community. With timeless designs that transcend trends and seasons, it is our hope that each customer’s purchase decision mirrors that of our considered and intentional design.

Born out of our commitment to circularity, the Buyback initiative works to extend a product’s useful life through mending and refurbishing. We invite you to return your preloved Yu Mei bags for a credit towards your next purchase. Preloved bags will be refurbished in-house and given a second life, to be on-sold in archive sales.

We design with care and respect for the high-quality Deer Nappa of our products. With a view to maximising the longevity of your Yu Mei bag, proper care for the leather is imperative. Read about how to care for your Yu Mei bag here.

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Yu Mei @ NZFW 2019

Spring 19

Yu Mei's Spring 19 collection is inspired by slices of sun that signify the promise of juicy fruits, oversized hats and the long nights that await our Yu Mei woman; who has been dreaming of an eternal summer. Satsuma evokes an orchard of ripe citrus, while Seaweed brings a welcome reprieve of mediterranean shade. The collection is grounded by Teddy, a soft nude reminiscent of sandy skin and summer tan lines.

We welcome a new style, the Phoebe Bucket, as well as refined updates to Rebecca and Vi. Old favourites Brigette and Luci return in juicy colourways.

Campaign shot by Ch'lita Collins and Jessie Wong, featuring Leila Rahimi and Ch'lita Collins.

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